Die Nigeria-Connection hat den Sprung auf Facebook geschafft …

Gutes englisch, verbunden mit logischer Personalisierung. Wenn ich mir die Nachricht anschaue, dürfte Facebook (und andere social networks) ein Traum für die Nigeria-Connection sein:

Betreff: ATTN: Johannes Siemers

Ludwin & Associates.
Rowan House
274 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX1 4JD.

Tel:+44 794 414 5981
+44 704 575 7999
Fax: +44 870 974 9518

Good day: Johannes Siemers,

This is a personal E-mail directed to you and I request that it be treated as such.
I am Barrister Thomas Anthony, a solicitor at law.
I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr Gerald Siemers, hereinafter referred to as ‘my client’ who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a plane crash with his immediate family in February 1998.

Since the death of my client in 1998, I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.
More-so,I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited a notably high amount of money.
On this note i decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may,with your consent, present you to the “trustee” bank as my late client’s surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.
I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you bear a similar last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity.
I propose that 35% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incure further expenses.

Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this funds, you need, first to contact me via my private email:thomas_288@yahoo.com for better confidentiality, signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and i shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank.

HOWEVER, you will have to accent to an express agreement which I will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction.
Upon the receipt of your reply,I will send you by fax or E-mail the next step to take.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this.

Best regards,
Thomas Anthony Esq.

Und es funktioniert leider. Erst kürzlich ging ein Fall durch die Presse …

Natürlich gibt es noch Verbesserungspotential. So würde es einen noch besseren Eindruck machen, wenn man das Facebook-Profil ausfüllen würde und so noch stärker den Eindruck einer real existierenden ernst zu nehmenden Person vorspielt. Ein Profilbild wäre da schon wichtig …